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Walk in Her Shoes

1 May - 31 July 2019

Raks Thai Foundation is a member of CARE International, which is one of the top 5 biggest non-profit organizations in the world and works to eliminate poverty and advocates for human rights. Raks Thai Foundation places gender equality and women’s empowerment at the top of our priority. We empower women by strengthening their skills, knowledge and capacity, improving their socioeconomic status, and supporting their leadership.

‘Walk in Her Shoes’ is a campaign that supports gender equality. This campaign increases awareness of problems, obstacles, and impacts of gender inequality. In Thailand, women still face the ‘glass ceiling’, a concept whereby discriminated society structures prevent women who have the same capacity as men to advance in their careers. For example, female representatives in the National Assembly of Thailand are still the minority. Additionally, in a modern society, women need to bear a double burden as they not only work in the public sector by doing paid work but also are responsible for significant amounts of unpaid domestic labor in the private sector.

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Jaymon

A student from the Migrant Learning center at Samut Sakhon province.

Jaymon is 14 years old. She accompanied her parents to Thailand five years ago. Currently, she attends the Migrant Learning center two days per week because her parents would like her to stay at home to take care of her niece. Thus, she does not have the opportunity to attend the center regularly. Unlike boys, girls are expected to take care of their siblings, reducing their educational opportunities.

Girls in remote areas with limited educational opportunities

Two girls who live in Omkoi district, Chiang Mai province which is a mountainous region need to walk approximately 12 hours if the weather is good from their home to the school. If it is raining, it will take a longer duration for them to reach their school. They said that 10 students including them will walk back to their village together on every Friday. Since they are the oldest, they have to take care of younger students who are at the age of 7 or 8 years old during their walk.

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Widows in the three southernmost provinces

The unrest in Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat provinces took away many lives especially adults men whom are the breadwinners of the family. The situation forces widows who have limited work experience to become the breadwinners. They face many gender obstacles because they are not supported to obtain occupational and leadership skills and to gain access to formal financial services.

These three personal stories are the examples of why we would like you to join our “Walk in Her Shoes” campaign because it is the first step to bring a positive change and reduce gender inequality not only in their lives but in society at large.

Please donate to help girls, boys, women, and men

who are negatively affected

by stereotypes and gender inequality

Donation and income from the Walk in Her Shoes campaign will be used towards empowering individuals who are in the stage of poverty due to gender discrimination and inequality.

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